Sunday, March 28, 2010

Garo Feature #8

For the Feb., 1967, issue, I'm highlighting two short stories: Kuniko Tsurita's "Anti" and Shouhei Kusunoki's "Brawl".    Click on the image to go to the media fire album.

A young film maker out in the mountains stumbles across a climber who's fallen and needs help getting back up on the trail.  Later, the film maker shows his movie to some other film students, but only one remains awake through it.  At the end, the one asks what trick the film maker used to create such a realistic-looking death scene.

A young man sets out to work as a fish hawker.  He sits down to talk to a colleague who at some point starts sulking for some reason.  Unable to get the guy to explain the problem, the hero loses his temper and they start brawling to the delight of bystanders.  During this time, the sidebar caption says "He really doesn't want to fight".  When the brawl goes on long enough, the townspeople break it up, and he returns home.  His wife asks what happened to him, and instead of simply answering, he snaps at her and starts another quarrel.  At the end, the baby is bawling, the wife is upset and the hero is really confused.  The sidebar narration continues - "He didn't want to fight, but he did anyway".  12 pages.

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